Morehouse College Human Rights Film Fest

Surviving Clotilda

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In July 1860, the schooner Clotilda slipped quietly into the dark waters of Mobile, Ala., holding 110 Africans stolen from their homes and families, smuggled across the sea, and illegally imported to be sold into slavery. Surviving Clotilda is the extraordinary story of the last slave ship ever to reach America's shores: the brash captain who built and sailed her, the wealthy white businessman whose bet set the cruel plan in motion, and the 110 men, women, and children whose resilience turned horror into hope.


This screening is supported in part by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Morehouse College's Movement, Memory, and Justice Project.

  • Year
    2022
  • Runtime
    26 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Olivia Grillo, Kathryn Jamieson
  • Producer
    Olivia Grillo, Kathryn Jamieson
  • Executive Producer
    Mark Allen Wilson, Jennifer Hyde, Clark Stallworth
  • Cast
    Rachel Olivia Taylor, Kory Johnson, Jahi Minkah Trotter
  • Cinematographer
    Marcus Kyle
  • Editor
    Rainn Mowris